Communications Coordinators
by Elizabeth Elmore

When a situation arises that could use a communications solution, DARCOMM is here for you. Here is a general guide to recruiting this team to help tackle your darkest marketing and communications demons.

If you are a member of a central DAR unit …

… you are assigned to a specific communications team member who serves as a project manager, writer and general liaison. All Office of Special Events projects are assigned six months in advance to a team member whose knowledge best aligns with the task at hand. These communicators are at the ready … armed with AP Style books, ASANA, Slack, red pens and style guides.

Zach Armstrong

Zach Armstrong
Communications Coordinator

Assigned Units/Projects:

  • Alumni Relations-Chapters
  • Alumni Relations-Student Programs
  • Alumni Relations-Women of UGA Affinity Group
  • Donor Relations & Stewardship
  • Alumni Association Website (

Superpowers: ASANA Spidey-Sense, Laser Proofing Vision

Laura Bayne

Laura Bayne
Communications Associate

Assigned Units/Projects:

  • Alumni Relations-Operations
  • Alumni Relations-Black Alumni Affinity Group
  • Career Center
  • Tag-teams UGAF + Board of Visitors with Katie DeGenova
  • Tag-teams Alumni Relations-Events with Danielle Bezila

Superpowers: Lightning Response Skills, Word Confetti Cannon Mouth

Danielle Bezila

Danielle Bezila
Communications Coordinator

  • Gift & Estate Planning
  • Parent Giving
  • Talent Management
  • Tag-teams Alumni Relations-Events with Laura Bayne
  • DAR Website (

Superpowers: Psychic Collaboration Detection, Positive Energy Emissions

Katy Clements

Katy Clements
Communications Coordinator

  • Annual Giving, including centralized solicitation efforts
  • Alumni Relations-Young Alumni Affinity Group
  • Giving Website (

Superpowers: Strategic Mind Control, Infinite Patience

Elizabeth Elmore

Elizabeth Elmore
Communications Director

  • Georgia Magazine
  • Alumni Blog (
  • Campaign Connection (
  • Tag-teams Economic Vitality Website ( with Clarke Schwabe

Superpowers: Detail Divination, sWORDsmanship

Clarke Schwabe

Clarke Schwabe
Proposal Writer

  • Corporate & Foundation Relations
  • Development, including principal gifts, regionals and school/college/unit*
  • Proposal Toolkit
  • Major Gift Announcements/Promotions
  • Tag-teams Economic Vitality Website ( with Elizabeth Elmore

Superpowers: Communications Shapeshifter, Practitioner of the Arcane Art of Copycraft

Remember that DARCOMM follows a strict planning process to anticipate projects and ensure resources are available. Please let the team know ASAP if you know of a new communications need by emailing your team’s communications project manager above.

If you work in a school/college/unit on campus …

… your projects should be handled by your area’s communications staff member. If you have a suggestion, are seeking guidance or are curious what materials are available for your use, please contact one of the following individuals:


Also, don’t forget that there is a wonderful resources section on the DAR site with lots of downloadable information and templates! Something missing? Email Danielle Bezila to let her know!

If your back is against the wall and you don’t know what to do …

…simply email Elizabeth Elmore. She’ll analyze your situation, seek input from others and determine how DARCOMM can best assist you!